SHOCKING NEWS : Wasps fantastic star has officially announce his retirement.

Former England, Wasps, Sale, Gloucester, and Bath fly-half formally announces his retirement 20 months after his final encounter.

Danny Cipriani has announced his retirement from professional rugby. He has not played for any team since leaving Bath at the end of the 2021-22 season.

Cipriani, 36, formerly played for Wasps, the Melbourne Rebels, the Sale Sharks, and Gloucester. He earned 16 caps for England, the last coming in 2018 against South Africa.

While his retirement from the game had been predicted for some time, Wednesday’s official statement marked the end of a fascinating talent’s career, which included early success at Wasps, winning the Premiership and the European Cup.

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Cipriani issued a message thanking his coaches, supporters, and team-mates after announcing his decision not to play again, admitting to the last group that he was “relentless” at times.

Cipriani stated: “Even though I’ve been semi-retired. This is my official announcement. I haven’t played in a long time, but I kept it open in my head. As I sat outside Costa, I messaged my agent and realized I didn’t want to play anymore. A sobering but equally liberating moment.

“Thank you to all of my coaches; I learned a lot from each of you. Thank you to all of the staff members at each club who are always such a diverse group of people. To the supporters who came out and wore their hearts on their sleeves, thank you for demonstrating love throughout my career; wonderful memories from all of the fans of each team I played for. To all of my teammates I played with, I loved it. I know I might be relentless at times, but we had a good time out there.

“I’ve learned a lot throughout my career, and when I look back, I’m glad for every moment. Anyway, this is from a semi-retired, now officially retired, former rugby player. I couldn’t be more excited about what’s happening now and in the future.”

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